Monday, November 4, 2013

Coming up for air.

Happy November, everyone. October flew by.

I have a lot of updates to share! I got to see Coheed and Cambria in concert two weeks ago and they were fantastic! I also got to see Butch Walker again I even got to chat with him for a bit! and his concerts are always a blast. I was a cat for Halloween I know, how original and I have been working a lot on writing.

I have been working on the same book for a while now, slowly chipping away at it and trying to go back and edit some as I go. A few weeks ago, I stopped being able to write. I wasn't blocked because some things were coming to mind, just nothing that seemed good upon review. It felt like there were two stories going on in my head and I was trying desperately to focus on one. I was distracted. So I opened up a new word document and let the second story "out to play", because it felt like I wouldn't get anything done until I did.

I knew what it was that was fighting to escape my brain.

I finally felt ready to share some of the experiences that happened to me when I was out in Arizona a few years ago. I don't feel particularly excited about "reliving" some of the things but I can no longer concentrate on anything else that I try to work on. I don't know if that's taboo in the writing world but I feel compelled to write this story and I am going to follow it to wherever it leads me. Maybe once it's out, I'll be able to go back to focusing on other things. Maybe I'll lose steam, half-way through. I don't really know.

This new story seems to fit into the genre of "Creative Non-Fiction" and I'm very happy to tell it that way. It feels good to dissect my life back then from a different perspective. It's hard though.

I signed up for NaNoWriMo but I'm not totally sure I'm going to participate. Something about this book doesn't feel as suited for something like that. There's too much of myself invested in it and I don't want to make the word count a focus, instead of being genuine to the real story.

I've been pretty quiet lately because I feel so introspective. I need to be better about coming up for air every once in a while and sharing what I've been up to. I always feel better after I do.

4 comments:

  1. As I've been getting back into writing, one of the most difficult things for me to let go of is feeling like I'm only allowed to write one thing at once and that I'm only allowed to write it start to finish... In reality, things tend to come out kinda scattered with me. I've written a bunch of individual scenes for my NaNoWriMo novel, but they're all really disconnected at the moment. I have an overarching plan in my head, but I don't write things in order.

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    1. I guess it's different for everyone. It's hard to decide between going with the flow and doing what you thinkis more "productive".
      Best of luck!!

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  2. All the best doing NaNoWriMo challenge! You look super cute as a cat :)

    x
    The Young Bridget Jones

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